Deaths from Accidents or Misadventure

Detailed here are some deaths that required an inquest to be held. See also reports of road traffic incidents or transport related deaths

29/02/1840. Sarah Hearn (6 month old) the child of a labourer died from burns. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

02/05/ 1840. William Robinson (b 1817)) occupation was given as a carpenter, at the age of 23 he hanged himself – ‘being a lunatic’. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams)

13/06/1841. Richard Bloom (age 19) a labourer who died from the kick of an ass in the body (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

29/08/1842. John Southgate (age 66) a farm bailiff died ‘by lightning’. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

29/08/1842.Robert Sillett (8 year old child) also died ‘by lightning’. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

16/01/1844. George Pegg (4 year old son of Robert Pegg, a labourer) he died accidentally from burns (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

11/10/1844. Jeremiah Baker (age 50) is decribed as a farming man who died from hemorrhage of the illiac vessels  which were ruptured by the kick of a horse. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

13/12/1844 Mary Ann Eames ( 4y and 3 mth old daughter of John Eames burned accidentally (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

 

27/11/1847. Richard Remplen (40 yr old labourer) accientally suffered in a sand pit.

19/01/1848. David Culley (4 yr old son of John, a gas fitter) drowned by accident.(Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

10/07/1857.Susannah Pegg ( 2 year old daughter of a servant) died from over-distention of the stomach from eating cabbage (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

01/08/ 1854. William Culley (son of John (gasman) and brother of David -see above) drowned age 13, ruled an accident. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

17/05/ 1855. William Taylor ( 60 yr old farmer) was found drowned, ruled due to ‘lunancy” (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams).

04/12/1859. William Pegg ( 7 week old baby, son of John and ag lab) ‘sudden supposed suffocation after eating a meal (no medical man). (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams)

08/11/1860. John Ames (61 yr old ag lab) ‘self destruction by cutting his throat while in a state of temporary insanity. (Stowmarket LHG archive, data collated by Steve Williams)

28th December 1917, the Bury and Norwich Post carried a report on the sudden death of a young child, Doris May Gooch. The daughter of Mrs Ethel Gooch and her husband from Creeting. death was put down to cerebro-spinal meningitis but could not be confirmed as the organism died at the time of the child’s death so was not found in the serum test sample.

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1917 Inquest into sudden death

In April 1963, Alec P. Disney age 48 (b. 12/9/15) was found dead, lying face down in a shallow ditch on the road to Old Newton. His tradesman bike was found some distance away.